Spoilers forward for the two hundredth episode of The Blacklist, referred to as “The Hyena.”
The Blacklist could also be ending with the present tenth season, however not earlier than hitting a serious milestone with its diabolical two hundredth episode on March 19. In “The Hyena,” Purple (James Spader) rapidly revealed his instant motive behind breaking Vesco (Stacy Keach) out of jail: a treasure hunt that required each of their experience to be first to the prize. They needed to try to beat the fairly actually killer competitors, with the FBI process drive within the combine. It was a enjoyable approach to have fun hitting 200 episodes (regardless that that cliffhanger will not be enjoyable for Purple in the long term), nevertheless it didn’t reply a serious leftover query. Talking with CinemaBlend, Stacy Keach shed some mild.
Over the course of Stacy Keach’s different appearances on The Blacklist, the present established that Vesco had stolen some huge cash from Reddington, and that had not been resolved by the tip of his look in Season 9. Vesco was too busy being poisoned after which damaged out of custody for the problem to come back up within the 199th episode, and Purple didn’t deliver it up throughout their journey in #200. Actually, the episode ended with Purple telling Cooper (Harry Lennix) that betrayals had been a factor of the previous for him and his former mentor. However is that actually the case?
Once I spoke with Stacy Keach about his return in Season 10, he opened up about concerning the query of Vesco and Purple’s establishment relating to that stolen cash after the place they left off in Season 9:
The top of the two hundredth episode left the door very open for Vesco to return, so The Blacklist technically isn’t out of probabilities to handle the query of what occurred to the cash that he stole from Purple, and what Purple would do about it. That mentioned, I’d argue that Stacy Keach saying that ingredient of the plot “was by no means actually handled” is an indication that The Blacklist received’t be revisiting that individual storyline earlier than the tip later this 12 months.
In fact, it is smart that Purple might need extra urgent issues on his thoughts in Season 10, and he appears to be doing simply high-quality with out all the cash that Vesco stole. On this last batch of episodes, former Blacklisters are uniting in opposition to James Spader’s character to try to take him down, which might imply extra challenges than ever for the Activity Power. The group does have a bit of additional assist in Season 10 with the arrival of Siya Malik (Anya Banerjee) within the wake of the departures of Aram and Park on the finish of Season 9.
The Activity Power is fairly intact now regardless of final season’s departures. They had been considerably unwillingly pulled into Purple’s scheme in “The Hyena” since they needed to chase his and Vesco’s murderous competitors as a better precedence than Purple and Vesco, who – ask Keach has mentioned – share a “sure model of morality.” It simply stays to be seen how a lot time the 2 have left collectively on display screen, relying on if Stacy Keach returns in Season 10.
On the entire, the two hundredth episode was a enjoyable hour of tv that also ended on a foreboding notice about Purple’s enemies. It considerably jogged my memory of The Blacklist going for a heist within the milestone a centesimal episode again in 2018, versus the a hundred and fiftieth that centered a bit extra on backstory with Katarina in 2020. For now, you’ll be able to sit up for new episodes on Sundays at 10 p.m. ET on NBC, and revisit earlier episodes of Season 10 streaming with a Peacock Premium subscription.